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CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF EVANSVILLE VOLUME 21 NUMBER 35 MAY 17, 1991 jlV, GOOD SHEPHERD CHURCH EVANSVILLE I[u. New church dedication The new church building, as depicted in an artist's sketch above, will be dedicated on Sunday, May 26, at 1:30 p.m. The new church build- ing is on parish ground adjacent to the current school and church facility. IIII Catholic education w The pastoral element "brings the boards and who will serve on the pastoral concerns of the whole parish to bear" on the issues of Catholic ed- ucation, both in the school and in re- ligious education programs. Included in this element are the bishop, the deans and the pastors or pastoral ad- ministrators. The laity, who serve on parish provisional diocesan Board of Educa- tion, come together to reflect the needs of the local community or the diocesan community." -- The professional educator is the "creative initiator in education," who See BISHOP page 3 Page 4 -- Bishop's Schedule III Page 6 -- Bulletin Board Page 9 -- 'Villa Maria' is the name Twenty-five parishes in the Dio- Cese of Evansville have topped their goals for the 1991 Bishop's Fund Annual Diocesan Appeal, according to Justin Clements, diocesan director of development. The list was com- piled as of May 10. The 1991 goal is $1,713,750, six Percent higher than the previous Year.The money pays for services provided to parishes in the diocese including the work of the chancery, tribunal, treasurer, and offices of schools, religious education, voca- tions, youth, worship, communica- tions and development. Following is the list of parishes over goal. Also listed are the parish campaign chairpersons: See 25 page 10 25 parishes top 1991 ADA goal Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger met With diocesan educational leaders ay 6 to explain his vision of atholic education in the Diocese of 'Vansville. Bishop Gettelfinger used a chart to show the many relation- Ships involved in diocese, deanery, Parish and school, connecting all of e people who have a part to play in tueir operation. . ,, . Catholic parents have the primary ight and responsibility" to teach aeir children about the Catholic faith, the bishop said, and the L;atholic community has the obliga- tion to help them. Parents must trans- rnit "the knowledge of the faith and By MARY ANN HUGHES Message staff writer its practice" to their children, and the Catholic community helps them in two ways through Catholic schools and through religious education pro- grams. Continuing to provide "the oppor- tunity for Catholic parents to choose Catholic schools" is of the highest priority, the bishop said. Schools should not be lost or cut short, he said. During the May 6 meeting, the bishop used the chart he had drawn -- the model of governance -- to show how parishes can come to grips with the issues of Catholic education. Running a school involves three groups, according to the bishop: the pastoral, the lay and the educational professional. Bishop explains lines of authority, accountability to educators